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Today is my birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As a present to myself I am doing something I have wanted to do for years.  I have never had the time to do it, but this year I decided I was making the time and doing it.  The fact that it was on my birthday made it even better.

4 years ago this past March, my father passed away of pancreatic cancer.  It was a hard time for all of us.  He fought for a year.  We watched him get weaker and weaker as he did chemo and everything he could to stay alive to be able to see me come home from a mission for our church and to see my brother get married.    When he passed away it was a mix of relief that he wasn’t suffering anymore and pain that he was gone.

In the midst of the pain I was able to find great strength in my family and my love of the Lord.  It reminded me that life is so short.  That we have no idea what can happen.  But most of all it reminded me that WE have the ability to make others lives better.  We have a chance to give back a little of what the Lord has given each of us.  We don’t have to suffer as we morn, we can be with others who are going through the same thing and help them to get better.

So I decided at that point that I was going to do all I could to help others with cancer.  I participated in the Team in Training, Light the Night, and now I am doing The Relay For Life.  This is the one I have wanted to do all along, but due to the fact that it was an overnight deal and I have been pregnant or breast feeding… or both for so long I couldn’t do it.

This year I will be spending my birthday and a few hours on sunday morning walking a track with others to raise money for others with cancer.  The money goes toward treatment and research and also to help those families who are struggling to understand cancer and the effects of it.  I feel like this is the best birthday I will ever have.  I am so excited to help others as they go through the process that cancer puts you through.

So please excuse me for the day!  I have Super Savings Saturday scheduled to post but I will not have the weekly deals up until monday morning.

If you want to donate or find out more about relay for life in your area, click HERE

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